Alan Dershowitz Discusses Iran Nuclear Deal

3 Sep

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Alan Dershowitz is Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School and the author of more than 1,000 articles and publications. His new book: The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes, is the result of many years of leadership on this issue, and draws on discussions with the Obama administration and expertise in negotiations and legal agreements.

LIVE CONFERENCE CALL WITH ALAN DERSHOWITZ

2 Sep

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When: Thursday, Sept. 3, Noon
Topic: The Iran Nuclear Deal
Only 1,000 call spots available
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As part of The Jewish Federation’s ongoing efforts to bring a broad array of perspectives and resources to educate our community about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – and due to your ongoing interest in the Iran deal currently under discussion in Congress and in matters affecting the State of Israel – we want to invite you to participate in a special conference call Thursday at Noon with Professor Alan Dershowitz.

The subject will be Professor Dershowitz’s new book: The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes.

The Program Question and Answer Session will be moderated by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Executive Director, Howard Tevlowitz.

Alan Dershowitz is Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School and the author of more than 1,000 articles and publications.  This new book is the result of many years of leadership on this issue, and draws on discussions with the Obama administration and expertise in negotiations and legal agreements.


This event is brought you by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, the State Association of Jewish Federations of New Jersey, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, Jewish Federation of the Desert, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

To view previous web casts on the Iran Nuclear Deal with President Barack Obama, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Dr. Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute click here: http://jewishfederations.org/jfed-talks

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? SUPPORT THE JEWISH FEDERATION … GIVING BEGINS AT NOON TODAY!

1 Sep

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is participating in the 2015 Giving Challenge – a
24-hour online campaign to raise funds to support the outstanding programs JFED SRQ offers to the community each year. The campaign begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept 1 to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Here’s how you can help:

Opportunities are also available for extra contributions for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, including:

  • 1:1 Matching: The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution – up to $250 per new donor, per organization.

  • $500 Grant to each of the 50 non-profits that are the first to get 50 donors to give $50 or more online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.

The Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation and Herald-Tribune Media Group.

THE JEWISH FEDERATION of SARASOTA-MANATEE STATEMENT ON THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

27 Aug


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Statement of Conscience
Board of Directors
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
August 27, 2015

As the American People and Congress consider the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Board of Directors is especially mindful of its unique, enduring responsibility to keep the Jewish community informed, united and focused on the security of Israel and Jewish people worldwide.

This Board of Directors represents the diversity of our Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community.  While opinions on the JCPOA differ, there is unanimity on what the end goals should be: preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and continuing its spread of terrorism throughout the world. Thus, the more difficult task has been to focus on the best specific path to achieve these goals.

We thank the Obama Administration for prioritizing the threat posed by an Iran with nuclear weapons, working diligently to craft an agreement and for forging a potent international sanctions coalition against Iran.

However, following a substantive and respectful discussion, our Board of Directors reiterated its core mission – saving Jewish lives – and to support Israel’s well-being and safeguard Jews everywhere, a majority opinion emerged and was adopted:  to call on Congress to oppose the JCPOA as currently submitted, and to ask legislators to continue working with the Administration to produce better solutions addressing Iran’s nuclear program.

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ONE WEEK AND COUNTING … SUPPORT JFED SRQ THROUGH THE GIVING CHALLENGE

25 Aug

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is participating in the 2015 Giving Challenge – a
24-hour online campaign to raise funds to support the outstanding programs JFED SRQ offers to the community each year. The campaign begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept 1 to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Here’s how you can help:

Opportunities are also available for extra contributions for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, including:

  • 1:1 Matching: The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution – up to $250 per new donor, per organization.

  • $500 Grant to each of the 50 non-profits that are the first to get 50 donors to give $50 or more online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.

The Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation and Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Last Chance to Answer the Four Questions

25 Aug

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is one of a select group of non-profit organizations that have been invited to participate in a new national study.

The Congregations and Non-Profit Organizations 3.0 Study focuses on learning about the organizational structures of Jewish and Christian non-profits. Your input is valuable and will be kept strictly confidential.

Question 1: In what ways does the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee make a difference in your life and in the life of the community?

Question 2: How has your involvement with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee changed in the past few years?

Question 3: What skills are needed to lead the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee today that were not in the past?

Question 4: What is a challenge The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is facing in the near future? What ideas do you have for addressing this challenge and does The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee offer you ways to contribute ideas, critiques and feedback on issues?

Please send your answers/comments to Communications Director Isaac Azerad at iazerad@jfedsrq.org.

Thank you for your participation and for those who have already participated.

Sincerely,
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Howard Tevlowitz
Executive Director

We applaud Matisyahu for his stand against BDS

20 Aug

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Jewish musician Matisyahu had a concert cancelled in Valencia, Spain, when he failed to comply with a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

One day later, organizers at the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival re-invited him to perform on August 22 as originally planned, following outrage from the Spanish government and people around the world.

Matisyahu was dropped from the festival lineup earlier this week after the festival succumbed to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. (Jerusalem Post).

Matisyahu’s response via his Facebook Page:

“The Festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people. I support peace and compassion for all people. My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music.

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